Good Wives - Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750

Author(s): Laurel Thatcher Ulrich


This enthralling work of scholarship strips away abstractions to reveal the hidden--and not always stoic--face of the "goodwives" of colonial America. In these pages we encounter the awesome burdens--and the considerable power--of a New England housewife's domestic life and witness her occasional forays into the world of men. We see her borrowing from her neighbors, loving her husband, raising--and, all too often, mourning--her children, and even attaining fame as a heroine of frontier conflicts or notoriety as a murderess. Painstakingly researched, lively with scandal and homely detail, Good Wives is history at its best.


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  • : 9780679732570
  • : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • : Vintage
  • : 0.272155
  • : June 1991
  • : .68 Inches X 5.18 Inches X 7.95 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 305.42/0974
  • : 336